Huh, is that a common problem? The old crease-damaged cone. Hopefully someone will have gone down that road. Got any pics?
I have a wacky idea Chris......
Make a concrete mold of the inside of a good cone, then place the damaged cone over the mold, heat up the damaged area with a hair drier and gently tap the shape back with a rubber mallet.....it just might work....lol !
....watch this space everybody 'cause I appear to have stumbled on a simple but bloody brilliant way of 'ironing' out the creases.
I've managed to smooth out 95% of the damage that you can see in my cone and after a trip to my local metal polishers over the next few days, i'm confident it's going to look completely undamaged and like new.
No hammer and no filling in the dents......prepare to be amazed people....lol !
I'm in the process of having some brand new Lunar cones spun and they should be ready in a few weeks all being well.
Certainly not a cheap process, the mould alone that had to be made was in excess of £1k.
I may be tempted to sell one if the price is rite ;)